Oh, Terrible Youth by Cristin O’keefe Aptowicz

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by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz In her fourth collection of poetry, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz uses her youth as muse. Whether ruminating on the trials and tribulations of life in the single digits (‘My Elementary School Confessions’), exposing her unapologetic high school geekiness (‘The Secret Language of Nerds’) and exalting all the melodramatic yet sincere love verses she ultimately penned in vain (‘On Reading Old Unrequited Love Poems’), this plump collection commiserates and celebrates all the wonder, terror, banality and comedy that is the long journey to adulthood. Her previous Write Bloody book, Everything is Everything, 978-0-9842515 was reviewed widely

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